News Summary: Britain warns against more EU power

News Summary: British foreign minister warns against greater power for EU as crisis response

Associated Press

SKEPTICAL: Britain's foreign secretary warned against the 27-nation European Union centralizing more decision-making as the continent deals with its debt crisis. Britain is skeptical about a plan to create a centralized European banking supervisor.

NOT REALISTIC: William Hague warned against imposing the model designed to help the 17 countries that use the euro on all 27 members of the EU. He also dismissed the idea of strengthening foreign policy and military cooperation.

AT ODDS: The German foreign minister insisted that Europe must deepen its cooperation, and it shouldn't shy away from further integration that will require changing the EU treaties — a procedure Britain opposes.

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